Goran Alm, Thomas Wallenfeldt & helm Martin Palsson are the Nordic Champions.
It has been a good year for this top “Corinthian” team from Sweden who have just added the Norwegian Open Championship to their Swedish National title and a very respectful 3rd place in the Danish Nationals.
Martin Palsson, Goran Alm and Thomas Wallenfeldt put together a very impressive series of 5 wins and a 4th place to take the Norwegian title ahead of NOR 281 Steiner Basberg in 2nd and NOR 287 Tor Meinchen who finished 3rd. Many congratulations to these podium teams.
Martin told me “It was a great event sailed in medium to light breezes over two days, with 8 races in Tonsberg. We are very pleased with our season so far as we prepare to meet the big boys and girls again Internationally. Also our Class Federation have bought a Dragon to offer to young sailors, which has already been used by 2 to 3 teams, some of which are planning to buy their own boats. SWE 375 will certainly be joining one of this years winter series, most probably in Portugal”.
So very well done to Martin and his team and it’s great to hear that younger sailors are being encouraged to join our wonderful class. I know there are many other countries including the UK, Belgium and Holland who are pursuing different initiatives to promote new and young sailors into Dragons, long may it continue…
Higher, Faster, Longer……….. Stavros.